Merauke, Jubi (21/4) -Sriwijaya Air is ready to use four aircraft owned by Merauke Regency that were formerly used by Merpati Nusantara Airlines, the airline’s commercial director, Toto Nursatyo, said.
“Which airline company will refuse if given trust to manage those planes?” Nursatyo told tabloidjubi.com on Monday (21/4).
“I think many airlines are eager to handle the four aircraft. However, it is up to the local government to determine which airline has more potential, credibility and competence,” he said.
Even if later Merauke regency hand the aircraft, including three Boeings, to Sriwijaya air, the airline should complete paperwork on the status of its assets.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Merpati Plane Joint Operation (JO) Sunarjo, said so far the local government has not decided on handing over the four aircraft to another airline.
“We’re still doing assessments and have not taken a final decision yet,” he said. (Jubi / Frans L Kobun/ Tina)